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“Dear Lottridge family, We are deeply saddened by your loss and are thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. “Don't cry...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Chris and Carrie Adams - Baroda, MI

“PAT AN WONDERFUL DAUGHTERS ONE OF MY BEST VACATIONS SPENT TIME FISHING ON BLUE GIL LAKE IN IRONS MI WITH JOHN AN TERRI AN WESTLEY SO MUCH FUN I WILL...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: ROBERT PATE - NO LITTLE ROCK , AR

“So sorry to hear about John. We will remember him always and the picture here captures him so well, always smiling! Our deepest sympathy, we just...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Mike and Sherry Frakes - Bridgman, MI

“To the Lottridge Famiy, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very specical hour John was a good friend and will be missed ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Sonny Bowens - Battle Creek, , MI

“My sympathy goes out to you, Mrs. Pat and your family. May God bless you and comfort you during this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Yvette Moore, Lon'Neisha Scott and Family - MI

“As a building inspector employed by Barger Engineering I worked with John in St Joe Township. I have many fond memorys of John and his great sense of...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Thomas L. Weldy - Lawton, MI

“Dear Pat.... So sorry to hear about John. Ted H. had just left our house headed for Florida when he got the call about John so he called us right...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Nick & Sue Youdell - Cumming , GA

“Dear Lottridge Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness and loss. Tim & Traci Keegstra ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Tim & Traci Keegstra - OH

“Dear Kate, I share your sorrow over your profound loss of your beloved Grandfather. I have such delightful memories of sharing Easter dinner with...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Nancy Bowes - Saint Joseph, MI

“Uncle John had many admirable attributes and I take great pride in knowing him as a man, and recognizing God's blessing to have him as an uncle. He...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Steve Forsythe - John's Nephew

“Our Thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Mr. Lottridge was always so happy to see us and welcoming. Always telling us "good show" with...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Dale and Brenda Wright - MI

“Mrs. Lottridge and Family, You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. I worked with Mr. Lottridge when he was the Assessor and...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Margaret Adams - Benton Harbor, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of John and celebrate his life. And what a life it was! He taught us to laugh and enjoy...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Tim and Betsy Momany - Friends

“Scott and I are sending our deepest sympathy with the loss of a great husband, father and grandfather. Just as in the picture I remember the great...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Maria Lottridge - South Bend, IN


St. Joseph, MI – John W. Lottridge, 74, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at his home. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 29 at Riverview Park Christian Church, 2929 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service. The arrangements are with Starks and Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Veterans Hospital of Ann Arbor.
John was born on October 30, 1935 in Coloma, MI to Jack and Gladys (Hill) Lottridge. He married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Ann Forsythe on September 19, 1959. John was an Army Veteran. He retired from St. Joseph Charter Township as their assessor and building inspector.
John enjoyed fishing, golfing and spending time with his girls and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling with his wife after retirement and even returned to working part time for the Berrien County Treasurers office. He was a member of the former Peace Temple United Methodist Church.
John is survived by his wife, Patricia of St. Joseph, his mother, Gladys Lottridge of Watervliet and his three daughters, Terri Lyon of Irons, MI, Pam (Neill) Kirkwood of Nappanee, IN and Monica (Karl) Werelius of Hau’ula, HI. John is also survived by six grandchildren, Kate Lyon, Wesley Kirkwood, Hannah Kirkwood, William Kirkwood, Lillian Werelius and Isabel Werelius, a sister, Judy (Herb) Kehlstrom of Racine, WI, a brother, Harold “Bud” (Jeanette) Lottridge of Watervliet and a host of favorite cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John Joseph Lottridge.
Those wishing to share a memory or sign the memory book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.